I love food but I hate cooking. The only time my family trust me in front of the stove is when I am tasked to heat something or when I tell them that I will whip up their favorite Baked Spaghetti, the one and only dish I can decently cook. So I am no kitchen queen but then aside from my Baked Spaghetti (which I don’t really bake, mind you! whahaha), I also have another one up my tattered chef’s sleeve. My (in)famous Potato Salad. A lot of people say that my potato salad is one of the best they’ve ever tasted which is funny because it has absolutely no fancy ingredients. The ones that I use in my Potato Salad are stuffs that you can easily buy in the sari-sari store and palengke. No exotic herbs or spices.
This is how my potato salad looks like:

My Po-ta-to Salad. Fierce!

And here’s a quick guide on how to do it:
1. Boil potatoes. Add a dash of salt. (I trust that you will know when to stop dumping salt in your water. You most probably are smart enough to know when enough is enough.hehe).
2. Boil chicken meat separately. Add a dash of salt. (Again I trust you to know when enough is enough when it comes to salt. Don’t get carried away)
3. When the potatoes are ready (Prick it with a fork. When it is medium soft, then it is ready. When it breaks when you prick it, my gawd! You overboiled it), drain water and let the potatoes cool. Cut them into small cubes.
4. Drain water from the chicken boil (I am sure you’ll know when it is cooked already.heehee). Let it cool and then tear chicken meat into little strips (Don’t forget to wash your hands first)
5. Mix the chickens strips and potatoes in a bowl. Add some pickles (you can buy the minced pickles in bottles)
6. Add salt. Mix all the ingredients well. (Don’t just look at it and wonder if the salt or pickles that you put are just enough. Taste it! Adjust the taste by adding some salt or pickles if need be)
7. Add Lady’s Choice Mayonnaise. (Trust me this recipe will not work well with any other mayonnaise. It has to be Lady’s Choice (yeah righ?!). haha.
8. Mix well. Do some taste test. Again, add a little more salt, or pickles, or mayonnaise until you are satisfied with the taste.
7. Let it chill for a while before serving.
See, it is that simple and easy. It is nothing fancy but I can assure you, it tastes just perfect.
If there’s one thing I learn from my mom when it comes to cooking (she’s the dalai lama of our kitchen by the way), it is this: It is not so much the fancy stuffs that you use in your recipe that would make people fall in love with your cooking but the loving attention you give to each dish that you prepare knowing that it would not only give the one who will eat it a full stomach but happy, warm memories of the dish too. Happy, warm memories that will stay with him long before the food is gone.
Any dish, however simple or fancy you’ve prepared it, as long as it is sprinkled with a lot of love and seasoned with thoughtful attention, is a sure sure winner!:)

13 comments on “Potatoes with Love (A Simple Potato Salad Recipe)”

  1. Hi blanca potatoes with love sounds agreat recipe. I am the opposite I love cooking and experimenting with different ingredients. To see what works and what doesn’t. I will definatly give this one a go. Whether I can stop myself tweaking it as I prepare it is another matter.
    Yummy thanks lee

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  3. LOVED this recipe! Appreciated your tips too, particularly about sprinkling the vinegar on the warm potatoes, although I use lemon juice. The potatoes are like sponges at this point and really absorb that tangy goodness. My favorite potato salad recipe. Thank you. Well done!!

  4. It looks amazingly delicious !! Anyway, from here I love to eat mostly grits , it’s one of my favorite food from than others.
    Though each food is really so tasty… Thanks for the shearing….

  5. great recipe,i will try to make this at home tonight.i hope this will be so testy to eat.I am actually delighted to read this blog posts which consists of lots of Useful Facts.thanks for sharing us.

  6. Great website. Good recipe however as a chef I would like to mention that one should add all ingredients to the potatoes while they are warm. It helps with the infusion of the ingredients.
    Great job.

  7. Thanks for sharing this. I am a person who also hates cooking but love cooking.
    I am definitely going to try this. I am big time food. but not very much fond of vegan food recently I have tried some vegan foodGluten Free Fresh Strawberry Crumb Bars , I am going to share the recipe if you are foodie or not you should try.
    Gluten Free Fresh Strawberry Crumb Bars
    At the moment in Scotland strawberries are everywhere. They are cheap and plentiful and perfect for treats and desserts. Making these Easy Gluten Free Fresh Strawberry Crumb Bars was a no-brainer! At the moment strawberries are so sweet and juicy they make perfect dessert bars.
    Because of the natural sweetness of the strawberries this recipe has no refined sugar in it. I added a little honey to the base & topping to help bind the dry ingredients together. I also added a little honey to the fruit layer to give the bars an extra little floral sweet note. Honey and strawberries are perfect partners.
    These little bars make perfect afternoon pick-me-up’s. Or served as part of a more indulgent dessert, covered with fresh cream or a lovely vanilla ice cream would really take these little bars up a notch.Strawberries are so summery and these bars scream summer! But there is nothing stopping you from enjoying these easy gluten free fresh strawberry crumb bars all year round. Because in the winter months you can use frozen strawberries and enjoy the taste of summer while curled up in front of the fire.Which sounds good to me. Its strange, when its Spring and Summer I dream of Autumn and Winter flavours but when its Autumn and Winter I dream of Spring and Summer flavours. I have been known to spend a small fortune on fresh imported strawberries in the height of Winter. Hallelujah I saw sense and now buy frozen fruit when it is out of season….. so much cheaper. Which basically means these bars can be enjoyed year round!Gluten Free
    Everything in these bars is gluten free, but one thing you need to keep an eye on is the oats. Even though I am not gluten intolerant I almost always buy certified gluten free oats. Not all oats are equal!!! If gluten is an issue for you, you will be well versed in this. But if you are not and want to make these for a friend / family member who does have issues with gluten, then please check your oats and if in doubt pop to the store and buy certified gluten free oats. So everyone can enjoy these easy gluten free fresh strawberry crumb bars.

  8. I have been making this potato salad for years, it its the only one my family will eat. I cube the potatoes before boiling though and sub spring onions for white onion.

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